National Archives

Inward passenger lists 1878 - 1960

You can search incoming passenger lists* on ancestry.co.uk for people arriving in the UK from foreign ports outside of Europe and the Mediterranean.

Records may include name, date of birth or age, port of departure, port of arrival, date of arrival and vessel name.

Search inward passenger lists

Outward passenger lists 1890 - 1960

You can search outgoing passenger lists* at Findmypast.co.uk for people leaving ports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The list shows details of passengers travelling to long-distance destinations, including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and the United States of America.

Search outward passenger lists.

Alien registration cards 1918 - 1957

These records are the registration cards* for over 600 immigrants to Britain, known as 'aliens' in the legal terminology of the time. They cover the London area only.

Information provided on these cards includes date of arrival in the UK, marital status, details of any children and employment history.

Search registration cards.

*Searching the records is free but a small charge applies to download.

With acknowledgments to The National Archives